Massimo Pizzato

Massimo Pizzato is associate Professor at the University of Trento, Italy. He received his PhD at the Institute of Cancer Research in London under the guidance of Robin Weiss in 1999 and began his post-doctoral career at Harvard University with Heinrich Gottlinger. He was then a lecturer at Imperial College London and at University of Geneva, Switzerland, before being appointed at University of Trento, where he now leads the Virus-Cell interaction Laboratory. His long term research interest has been the mechanisms of retrovirus interaction with the host cell, focusing on the multifaceted function of retroviral accessory proteins and their effects on retrovirus infectivity.